Grants Will Also Support Opioid Treatment in Rural Communities

HUGO, Colo., Jan. 19, 2018 – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing in e-connectivity which will provide virtual access to job training, educational, and health care opportunities for rural communities.

Today, Jim Bickford, Davenport Interim Fire Chief, is pleased to announce that Capt. Jim Morris has been promoted to Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal.   Morris has served as Interim Fire Marshal since October 2017 following the unexpected death of Fire Marshal Mike Hayman.  

The work being performed is the first phase of the Duck Creek South Interceptor Rehabilitation Project and includes cleaning and inspecting the sewer main located along the south side of Duck Creek. The contractor will be using the bike path for access, but the path should remain open for use during this phase.

The first is the State of the City.  It is scheduled for Monday, February 5 at the Rhythm City Casino.  Mayor Klipsch will speak about economic development accomplishments, the city's improved financial footing, partnerships and the future of the riverfront at this annual event. 

City of Davenport will observe the birthday of  Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a holiday on
Monday, January 15th, 2018.
All City of Davenport & Public Works offices will be closed.
Police Department front desk and records office will be closed.
Library Main, Fairmount and Eastern branches will be closed.
River’s Edge facility will be open.
Vander Veer Conservatory will be closed.
Adler Theatre box office will be closed.

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today launched his newly redesigned website, The website serves as the online home for Iowans looking to interact with the Congressman and be in touch with his office.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds will deliver her first Condition of the State address on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Administration officials will hold a background briefing for credentialed members of the media ahead of the address. Details for the background briefing are as follows:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - Administration officials hold background briefing for media at 8:15 a.m.

Hans Zigmund takes over Office of Management and Budget

SPRINGFIELD (Dec. 29, 2017) — Three state employees are assuming new roles in the Rauner Administration in the new year, the governor announced today.

SPRINGFIELD (Dec. 29, 2017) – Governor Bruce Rauner took action today on the following bills:

Bill No.: HB 0185

An Act Concerning Criminal Law

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately


Bill No.: HB 1424

An Act Concerning Public Aid

Action: Vetoed

Note: Veto message below.


Bill No.: SB 0521

An Act Concerning Finance

Action: Signed

The city is expect to see another 2 to 3 inches of snow in a short period of time tomorrow, Friday, December 29th and with that, Public Works is declaring a Snow Emergency for Friday’s event based on predicted conditions.